Many years ago, after briefly losing my eyesight, I was diagnosed with ocular migraine. “It’s a benign condition,” the opthalmalogist assured me. “It’s brought on by stress.”
A half dozen times in my life, I’ve been jolted awake by a snapping sensation in my head, followed by a cascade of heat traveling from my crown, to my neck. I performed a neurological examination on myself and everything worked, so each time I blew it off, although since I’m approaching sixty years of age, I’ve grown increasingly concerned about cerebral vascular accidents.
Today I read something that made me laugh out loud. My condition, like my ocular migraines, is benign, and is caused by stress. We can quibble over whether losing one’s eyesight while driving in rush hour traffic is no big deal, but since I’ve moved to the hinterlands, the risks to others have been significantly reduced.
Guess what I have? EHS. That’s the acronym for “Exploding Head Syndrome.”
I. Kid. You. Not. Google it.